Old heirloom variety that is technically not a spinach. The leaves resemble spinach however. This plant will produce abundantly throughout the summer since it is drought tolerant. It was supposedly found during a 1700s voyage from a Captain by the last name of banks.
- Seed Planting Depth: 1/4-1/2"
- Germination Temperature: 45-65
- Days to Germination: 8-18
- Row Spacing: 18"
- Plant Spacing: 12"
- 100' Row Yield: 40 lb
- Sun: Full
- Harvest time: 39 days
How to Save Seeds
Flowers will form around the base of the leaves in what's called a seed capsule. Just harvest these dried and store for future use. Since it is not a true spinach it will not cross with spinach so both can be grown together.